House tour: a modern backdrop perfectly frames antique pieces in this home

This home reflects the homeowner’s family values and love for antiques, while still providing a modern backdrop.

The former banker has been collecting colonial marquetry furniture, old Laotian textiles and Burmese lacquerware since his army days. Most of the pieces have been with him for over two decades, so understandably, he wanted a large living and dining area where he could display his precious collection. The living and dining area is also the heart of the home. Mr Low says: “I wanted it to be like a ‘meeting place’ where most of the family activities will be held.”

The clean and whitewashed walls allow the antique furnishings to take centre stage.